DARPA publishes all its open source code in one place
"Making our open source catalog available increases the number of experts who can help quickly develop relevant software for the government," Chris White, the DARPA program manager behind the effort, said in a statement. "Our hope is that the computer science community will test and evaluate elements of our software and afterward adopt them as either standalone offerings or as components of their products."
California´s Robocops - Robots to aid police in crime ridden areas.
In a bid to make local communities safer and give local law enforcement agencies more tools to fight crime, California-based Knightscope recently unveiled a line of K5 robots that it believes will “predict and prevent crime with an innovative combination of hardware, software and social engagement.” (via RT USA)
“As a member of the Monetary Union of Europe, I have to tell you that it is a very ambitious exciting project, [but] one where, as Aristotle would put it, you should hasten slowly in order to make sure that all the steps are taken and all the boxes are checked — Don’t rush. Make sure that you learn from our mistakes and that the East African Monetary Union can actually teach the Europeans how to do it right.”
- Christine Lagarde, MD of IMF on the move by East African countries to trade in a single currency by 2015, sequel to last month’s signing of the monetary union protocol by the region’s heads of state.
Chinese Spring Festival essentials: Luck money, or ‘Ya Sui Qian’
There is a special privilege for children and teenagers during the Spring Festival in China: Ya Sui Qian, or the ‘luck money’. Wrapped in red envelopes, it is usually a monetary gift given by their elderly relatives to the younger generation, symbolizing a good luck in the New Year.
However, not everyone welcomes the tradition of giving out luck money. Many have complained that they are suffering from what is called ‘the stress of Ya Sui Qian’. In these pictures, we give you some insights of the luck money:
On the 10 year anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia disaster let’s honour the sacrifice of the crew who sought only to further our understanding of the Universe we live in.. Let us not shy away from space exploration for fear of its risks, for the possibilities it presents us are far greater.